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The Protracted Brazilian Crisis

In the backdrop of various corruption scandals marring the political scenario in Brazil, the 2018 general elections will probably be marked by uncertainties and contradictions of the competing coalition politics.

July 21, 2017

China-Pakistan Water Axis on the Indus

Consisting of five major hydropower projects including the Diamer Bhasha Dam, the North Indus Cascade will cut across Gilgit Baltistan as well as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

July 19, 2017

EMBRAER: Brazil’s Aviation Success Story

It is difficult for India’s aviation sector to replicate EMBRAER’s success without perhaps a reorientation of priorities.

July 03, 2017

Unpacking China’s White Paper on Maritime Cooperation under BRI

The vision document considers maritime security cooperation as a lynchpin in the MSR and attempts to redesign the existing maritime security architecture in the oceanic arena of MSR.

June 28, 2017

Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

While developing critical defence technologies has undeniable benefits, their acquisition through Transfers of Technology brings numerous complexities and eventually may deliver limited benefits.

June 20, 2017

Paraguay’s Military: Internal Security Challenges vs Bloc Obsolescence

Paraguay’s military faces the twin challenges of maintaining internal and external security, and fighting narco-trafficking while facing bloc obsolescence of its existing assets.

June 12, 2017

India Gears Up to Enter the Eurasian Integration Path

As India enters the Eurasian integration path, it needs to be aware that there is an emerging trend in favour of intra-regional cooperation in Central Asia.

June 07, 2017

St. Petersburg Metro Bombing: Al Qaeda Redux

The Imam Shamil Battalion has claimed responsibility for the April 3 metro bombing in St. Petersburg and conveyed that the attack was retaliation against Russia’s targeting of jihadis in Syria, Libya and Chechnya.

May 25, 2017

Voter’s Dilemma: Data Leaks and Electoral Interventions

The DNC and En Marche hacking instances offer a peek into the future: data leaks and cyber means of electoral intervention are likely to become an unfortunate and inevitable part of the electoral process.

May 22, 2017

Modi Redefines India’s Palestine Policy

Behind the media hype about India's ‘unwavering support' for the Palestinian cause, there is a subtle but unmistakable shift in its policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 18, 2017

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